Treasurer Opportunity for Essex based domestic abuse charity

(please note Changing Pathways is a Women’s Aid affiliated organisation and, therefore, is an all-female organisation)

Changing Pathways is a local domestic abuse charity working in South and South West Essex. We provide free and confidential support and advocacy to individuals subjected to domestic abuse and stalking in the areas of Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford, Thurrock, Harlow and Epping Forest.

Vision

Our vision is of a world in which all can live fulfilled lives, free from domestic abuse. We aim to create an equitable and just future for women and their families.

Mission

We will do this by helping each individual find their own pathway out of a life of domestic abuse and change their future for the better.
We understand the complexities of domestic abuse and that individuals who connect with us are coming from different points in their journey; some are still in their relationship, some have left, but regardless of where they are, we will support them all.

Values

We work to end domestic abuse to enable women and their children to live their lives in safety. What we do is driven by our core values:

• Empower individuals to make their own choices in a safe environment to enable them to regain their independence.
• Work with respect and dignity, valuing each individual’s experiences and circumstances and advocating for their unique needs.
• Educate on the devastating impact that domestic abuse has on individuals, local communities and society.
• Collaborate and work in partnership with other organisations to provide the best support for those impacted.

Changing Pathways is a member of Women’s Aid Federation England. As such, our approach acknowledges the importance of differing needs and separate spaces for female and male survivors of domestic abuse. We seek to ensure our services are accessible to all those who need support and are committed to developing and working with smaller organisations to offer specialist services to meet the needs of different groups within our community.

Role

The Treasurer is one of a number of trustees that sit as part of a Board of Directors providing strategic direction for and robust governance of the organisation. The Treasurer’s role involves liaising with the Finance Manager, CEO and auditors throughout the year on various items including budget, year-end audit and ad hoc advice.

The Board meets bi-monthly throughout the year and meetings are currently being held remotely (via Teams or Zoom). In addition, there are usually at least two meetings with the auditors each year, one pre-audit and one-post audit. Together with the Finance Manager, the Treasurer will also prepare a presentation for the AGM summarising the results of the year.

If this is a role you are interested in please contact Jennifer Gould – Chair of the Board of Trustees:

Email: jennifer1@changingpathways.org

Mobile: 07738263040